On certain days, days like yesterday, I feel like I may finally be getting the hang of this parenting gig.
I’m learning that what makes Bennett the happiest is going out and DOING…and since I am also trying to do more things that bring my heart happiness…it’s a pretty good gig we have going on.
Since I have been struggling lately to find something for my son to eat, that he WILL eat, that does not primarily consist of fruit and nuts, I thought I should scour the internet for recipes that we could make together.
While bumping around the world of Pinterest, I stumbled on a brilliant snack idea for Bennett…
Collagen gummy bears.
Now, doesn’t that sound like something fun to make?!
Seriously, I can not state enough, these were the easiest thing to make ever. But in addition to the ease of the actual making process, these gummy bears are super healthy because the base of it is grass-fed, happy cow collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues. It’s awesome for skin, hair, and nails. It’s a healthy form of protein for my little fruitarian. It’s nutrient dense, great for joints and the liver…and the list goes on.
I do have to say, while the flavor is okay, it wasn’t something I was overly excited about. Bennett, on the other hand, would write songs about it if he knew how.
The recipe I used is from Grassfed Girl:
Blueberry Gelatin Gummy Bites
1 cup filtered water
4 tbsp grass fed gelatin (I used this one)
1 cup coconut milk, full fat canned
1 cup organic blueberries
2 tbsp raw honey
Mix the water with the gelatin then pour it into a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes. (Make sure you mix the water and gelatin first and then pour it into the saucepan…I did this wrong and it may have affected the final product)
Blend the coconut milk and blueberries in a blender, then add it to the saucepan.
Add the sweetener to the pan and stir for one minute.
Pour the mixture into silicone gummy bear mold or greased ice cube trays.
Let the mixture refrigerate for 1 hour until set; that is if you can wait!
Looks like a winner!
Now, as long as no one goes in my fridge and asks what the creepy things in the Tupperware are, I’m all set.